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Nicklas Bendtner has a new nicknmae and it's perfect

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Nicklas Bendtner's career has been a funny one. Having started out with so much promise at Arsenal as a youngster, he's never quite fulfilled his great potential on the pitch.

However, away from the pitch, it's a different story, as he's transformed into one of our favourite players thanks to his antics and comments.

The Danish international sadly left the British game earlier this year after his move to struggling Nottingham Forest failed to work out. Having signed for the Championship side last summer he scored just twice across 17 appearances.

Last month he joined Norwegian giants Rosenborg and has since found a new lease of life, matching his goal tally for Forest in just four games. 

This clearly had him bursting with confidence and when asked during an interview on the pitch if it was good to be Nicklas Bendtner in Norway he replied: "It's great to be Nicklas Bendtner everywhere."

Classic. It was because of things like this that earned him the nickname 'Lord Bendtner', though according to those close to him at his new club, that isn't his nickname anymore.

See, the Rosenborg squad already has a 'lord' with current striker Mushaga Bakenga already occupying that moniker.

So as a result, Bendtner has been leveled up to 'emperor' Bendtner.

Speaking to Norwegian outlet Nettavisen, teammate Pål André Helland confirmed that the former Danish international has a new pet name among the squad.

And the best thing about it is that Bendtner himself likes it and has given it his own seal of approval.

Now 29, it feels like the great man has been around forever, but looking at some of the clubs he's played for you have to wonder where it all went wrong.

Clearly a talented player, he just wasn't able to make the most of the opportunities he'd been given and his best days are probably behind him in more ways than one. 

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